Tiny house - big mission

Stephanie Arne and Tim Davison stand outside their “Tiny House” they will be living in during “The Creative Animal Tour.” Photo provided

Stephanie Arne, granddaughter of Jan Haugland and the late Mel Haugland of Eagle Grove, has seen and done a lot in her 34 years, including roaming with the buffalo in her home state of South Dakota, wading through the Everglades in search of the tegu lizard, restoring coral reef in the Florida Keys, and searching the California coast for the mighty California condor. She’s worked at renowned zoological parks such as, but not limited to, San Diego Zoo, the Honolulu Zoo Society, and Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska. A desire to keep learning and experiencing life has led her to other jobs in Florida, Japan, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Africa, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, and she has even worked with whale sharks in Australia and penguins in New Zealand. Arne also serves as the host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” webisodes, where over the course of the last four years, she’s swam with sharks, been wrapped up in a boa constrictor, been surrounded by sting ray, and pet a joey inside its kangaroo mother’s pouch (episodes can be found on found at wildkingdom.com/web-series).

Read the full article in the March 30 edition of the Eagle.